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HIV positive and pancreas cancern-- Help

I have a dilemma and I need your help. I went to see my doctor for hematuria and abdominal pain. An ultrasound that showed that I had a large mass near my pancreas. I went to the emergency room with chills and abdominal pain on April 16. I was admit...

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Breast Cancer in HIV positive woman

I am a public health nurse contacting you on behalf of a female client. She has HIV, Hep C and was diagnosed with breast CA. She wants to know if her HARRT meds and chemo can be compatible? What side effects might she experience? What literature/reso...

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Still getting Kaposi's sarcoma despite high CD4 counts

I have been on treatment (Sustiva and Trizivir) for years now and my T cells are really high, my Viral load 40,000. I am still getting Kaposi's sarcoma, and my Doctor is alarmed. Why is this still happening, and what can I do about it? Thank You

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I had cervical cancer; Am I more prone to other cancers?

I had cervical cancer (I am HIV positive) and I would like to know if that is an open door to develop other cancers or for my original cancer to metastasize. Does cervical cancer mean you are prone to breast or other cancers? Thank you

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KS in stomach or intestines? Lots of gas.

Hello Doc, You guyz are doing great job. keep it up. Is it possible that KS can affect intestines or digestive system? Recently I am hearing a lot of sounds inside stomach like burping or gargling noise (no diarrhea though). It sounds funny but fact ...

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My friend is dying from Kaposi's sarcoma

all hope has been lost for a dear friend. 39 years old with Kaposi's sarcoma in one lung. CD4 cell count is only 4. Viral load is 550. Just sent home from hospital for pallative chemo, DR i known this is difficult question but is there any hope at ...

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MGUS; high globulin levels. What does this all mean

When undergoing a recent physical, my globulin count was high. Further testing revealed an IgA of 1842. My IgG and IgM are normal. Three weeks later the IgA was 1958. In two weeks I go back for consultation. I know it is not good but what is your o...

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Marginal Zone B-cell Lymphoma; what should I do now?

Dear Dr Dezube Following a biopsy I have been diagnosed with a low-grade B-cell lymphoma of MALT. CT scans have shown the lymphoma is limited to the nasopharynx and neck. I am HIV positive. I believe the presentation is somewhat unusual and would wel...

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Alone in Montana; dying alone

I HAVE HAD AIDS FOR 2 YEARS NOW,TOTAL OF 14 YEARS WITH THIS ILLNESS. I STOPED ALL TREATMENTS BECAUSE I FELT I DON'T GET THE PROPER CARE NEEDED IN MONTANA. MY DR. SEEMED TO CARE BUT I DIDNT FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT BEING THAT THERE IS ONLY 2 DOCTORS IN MY C...

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Aids/Lymphoma/Fungal infection-- too many things happening at once

What is the prognosis for someone who is in full-blown AIDS ( CD4=75), with agressive, stage IV lymphoma, who curretnly has a "life-threatening" fungal infection and a pseudomonas infection. We were advised that if they could hold off for 2 weeks bef...